After graduating from college, Jennifer embarks on a four-month journey on the Appalachian Trail, a 2175-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. Though her family thinks she's crazy, she sets out alone to hike the entire trail.
She quickly discovers that thru-hiking is harder than she had anticipated. She battles blisters, aching shoulders, and exhaustion, but finds everyday tasks like cooking for herself and sleeping on wooden floorboards of trail shelters to be unexpected challenges.
Along the trail, she meets incredible characters who make her solo hike feel much less lonely. She encounters Trail Angels around every bend and builds a new trail family. She also meets a handsome stranger whose friendship adds even more excitement to the trail.
With every step she takes, Jennifer transitions from an over-confident college graduate to a student of the trail, becoming a person she never imagined. But her greatest discovery is the trail's unexpected kindness, generosity, and humor, teaching her that when tragedy strikes, she can depend on the compassion of others.